It depends whether the employer's plan is self insured or not. If the employer is self insured, the employer need not keep you on the health plan. If the employer is fully insured (i.e., not self insured), the employer likely must keep you on the plan. It is important to understand the status of the employer's health insurance who employed your husband at the time of your divorce. Note that I am not a matrimonial lawyer and I am just answering this based on personal experience (and finding out the hard way). Hopefully, a matrimonial lawyer on Avvo will respond - there are many good ones.
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